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Old 18th August 2008, 11:42 PM
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Exclamation WIN Who Saw Her Die!

As we already know, Who Saw Her Die is very very similar to the infamous Don't Look Now. Far from being a rip-off, WSHD was actually made before Nicholas Roeg's masterpiece.

"Where is this leading?" I hear you ask...

Well, we've got three copies of Who Saw Her Die to give away. All you have to do is tell us which other famous films are actually rip-offs of Italian favourites. Links can be serious or tenuous... In fact, the more far-fetched and crazy the better but you need to be able to explain yourself! It's no good just telling us that Steel Magnolias is actually ripped-off from Suspiria - you have to explain the connection... Which should make fun reading!

The competition closes at midnight on Friday 29th August 2008 and will be judged by your friendly neighbourhood Shameless mods!

Good luck!
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Old 18th August 2008, 11:45 PM
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The longest available version in the UK yet and digitally scrubbed up-you know you want one!
Let's see what you all come up with.....
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Old 18th August 2008, 11:52 PM
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How can you resist?
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Old 19th August 2008, 08:40 AM
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What? No takers?!
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Old 19th August 2008, 09:24 AM
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Well I guess these are pretty obvious but anyway...


Friday the 13th includes many scenes copied from Mario Bava's Reazione a Catena (the impaled couple, for example). The whole movie can be considered an unofficial remake.


Norman J. Warren saw Suspiria 1000 time before directing Terror. Just watch the trailer here : http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=mLMuHjEV-RM
A shameless rip-off!


Many movies were (indirectly) inspired by Mario Bava's "the telephone" story in Tre Volti Della Paura/Black Sabbath. When a Stranger Calls by Fred Walton is probably the first.


Carpenter's Halloween is a direct homage to Dario Argento and Sergio Martino (especially Torso, The Bird with Crystal Plumage and Deep Red). The masked killer, the big knife, the music, the pace, the killer POV, etc...


Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill has a bit of L'Uomo Senza Memoria in it (Angie Dickinson is wounded the same way as Senta Berger, with exactly the same camera angle). Italian film makers were a huge influence on Brian De Palma...


Stanley Kubrick stealing ideas from Sergio Martino? Maybe... In one sequence of Your Vice is a Locked Room..., a writter, violent and schizophrenic, keeps typing the same sentence over and over. I saw something similar in Shining ;-)


Pascal Laugier's Saint Ange is a gore-less melodramatic variation on Lucio Fulci's The Beyond and The House by the Cemetery. The ending is 100% Fulci: Virginie Ledoyen, here eyes totally white, trapped in a "death zone"...


Eli Roth is a fan of Aldo Lado. We all know it. In Hostel II, he wanted to make a sequence similar to The Night Train Murder (isolated young girls in a train, victim of deranged junkies). But he failed completely! An ultra modern train that includes a night club full of teenagers is not scary, just silly.


Richard Marquand's The Legacy is, for me, a modern version of Mario Bava's Lisa e il Diavolo.


In one sequence of King Kong, Peter Jackson enters in Italian territory. When we discover the tribe on the Skull island, I felt I was in an Umberto Lenzi cannibal movie!


OK that's all for today...

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Old 19th August 2008, 10:20 AM
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Night of the Living Dead is a blatent rip-off of Zombie Flesh Eaters.
Critics will doubtless point out that Night of the Living Dead came first. This, however, means nothing, as anyone who's read that Arthur c. Clarke novel (the one about how a race of red, horned, winged aliens who caused the destruction of humanity echo down through race memory into the past and inspire stories of devils) will know.
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Old 19th August 2008, 01:57 PM
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Batman ripped of Ratman becuase there names sound the same. Duh!

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Old 19th August 2008, 06:14 PM
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Batman ripped of Ratman becuase there names sound the same. Duh!

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Batman ripped of Ratman becuase there names sound the same. Duh!

Not enough people use the word "duh"!
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